I have to share the talented craftsman work by Glass Artist Duane Boom of Minneapolis. He was at Master Framers Art Crawl last weekend where we shared a space, so I talked to him about his work. He started over 30 years ago with Tiffany lampshades like the one in the photo. The colors and glass are true to the originals and are spectacular. I particularly like the Dragonfly one I found on his website and others I saw at the Gabberts Event he showed at in March.
Then seven years ago he took fused glass classes from different artists from around the country. A sample is the rectangular form below. He stacked pieces of glass in a box like pixie sticks in the kiln and fired them to create a slab of glass. He sliced it with a saw and ends up with these one of a kind repeated designs that are wonderful. He ends up firing each piece about 3 times. He's been using the patterned glass for unique necklaces, too. Duane also does leaded glass, unique glass buttons and wine stoppers. A talented Arts & Crafts artist!